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Articles from the September 30, 2021 edition

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Planning commission denies shoreline permit for 2nd fish trap

Last Thursday, the majority of the Wahkiakum County Planning Commission voted to deny a permit application for a project to build a fish trap on the Columbia River near the Elochoman River mouth,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 30, 2021

Applicant: Make trap decision based on facts

Following Wahkiakum County Planning Commission's rejection last Thursday of a permit to build a pound net fish trap in the Columbia below Cathlamet, applicant Blair Peterson had a request for the county board of commissioners: "Please make your...

 

Covid-19 update: More cases reported Thursday

Thursday morning update: Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received positive test result notifications for three additional COVID-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 224 cases...

 

Broadband action group looks to the future

New CEO Ken Johnson gave an update of Wahkiakum West’s plans to expand broadband to the east side of the county at the Wahkiakum Broadband Action Committee meeting last Wednesday. Their goal, he said, is to expand into the remainder of Wahkiakum...

 

Recreational fishers need commercial fishers

To The Editor I am responding to the 9/23 letter “sport fishermen unite” regarding the planning commission hearing on the proposed siting of a fish trap on Hunting Island. The letter was an outpouring of vitriol against local people whose...

 

Sign vandalism not wanted

To The Eagle: Bad enough we have issues with political realities, people rejecting free vaccine to help them stay alive, etc, but now, in our small, supposedly tight knit community, Robert Stowe signs continue to get vandalized. I thought I left all...

 

Stop the sign vandalism

To The Eagle: My sign on Columbia was deliberately hit by a truck on Saturday. There were witnesses that saw what happened but did not recognise who was driving or the truck itself. This is an on-going problem whenever there is an election....

 

Arena assistance needed

To The Eagle: The Skamokawa fairgrounds arena footing is in rough shape. We raised enough money to buy an arena groomer a few years ago. In 2019 we used the money to purchase screened dirt for the arena. The problem is that the footing isn't very dee...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

The Eagle made a dreadful error on last week's front page: The ban on outdoor burning ends on Friday, Oct. 1, not Friday, Sept. 24. We most sincerely apologize for this error. --Rick Nelson, publisher....

 

Local woman's bike ride ends up on Times Square

Wahkiakum County resident Marsha LaFarge likes to stay active, and she's found a way to make it beneficial for others too. In September she participated in a fundraiser, The Great Cycle Challenge,...

 

New rig expands fire department response

The Puget Island Fire Department has a new command vehicle. They purchased the used 2004 Chevrolet 2500 Heavy Duty 3/4 ton, with the long wheel base, long bed, and four-door crew cab in May. It cost...

 

Many businesses now moving to winter hours

DAMP--As this week begins, it's just a tadbit cloudy and it's looking like rain will be arriving before long. It looks to be quite wet in the coming days, so I hope you've got your boots and umbrellas by the door as I think you're going to need...

 

The Eagle Calendar

The Eagle urges all organizations to inform us of any changes in your schedule since the covid restrictions. THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Walking Group, Community Center,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Thank you to all who entered in the fair. If you would like to pick up your premium check I will hand them out this Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the fair office at the fairgrounds. So come on...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rain has come! And fall is here! Seasons have a reason. I think transitioning to a slower pace is the reason for fall. Plants and animals hibernate, so we should, too. It's a great time to pause and...

 

Statewide plastic bag ban begins Friday, Oct. 1

Washington’s ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect Friday, Oct. 1. The law forbids food service businesses, restaurants, retail, small and temporary vendors, and grocery stores from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to...

 

2021 Horse Gaming Series

We are now half way through this year's Silver Buckle Series. It was nice to see two new riders in the lead line class; they are our future gamers. This week in the lead line class we had newcomers Eleana Soka and Madi De Moss and returning rider...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met Sept. 21. In personnel matters, the board approved a one-year leave of absence for April Zimmerman, para-educator. Resignations were acknowledged for Gregory Nelson, assistant...

 

Maxine Robeson

Maxine Theresa McCormack Robeson, 91, former resident of Cathlamet and member of St Catherine Catholic Church, died September 9, 2021 at St. Joseph's Long Term Care Center in Spokane. Maxine was born...

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month. The Charlotte House, a program of St James Family Center, invites all of Wahkiakum County to show support to victims and survivors of domestic violence. This year’s theme is “The Power of...

 

Lure coursing event to be held this weekend on Puget Island

The hounds will be running this weekend, October 2-3, at Misty River Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The event is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC), sponsored by the...

 

Youth football team notches two more wins

Story and photo by Coach Brad Moon Following a soggy home win over Rainier (OR) on September 18, the Wahkiakum Mini-Mules added to their undefeated season (3-0) by dominating Toutle Lake this past...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: October

On Tuesdays at noon, and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac,...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 30, 2021

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 19 — 3:59 p.m. A caller said a trailer that had recently been reported as stolen was possibly seen...

 

Salmon recovery board awards grants for salmon stream projects

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board on Sept. 23 announced the award of $21 million in grants across the state to aid in salmon recovery. The grants, given annually, went to 105 projects in 29 of the state’s 39 counties. The grants...

 

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